Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge

March 08, 2013

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-3900

Four Individuals Arrested On Marijuana Charges In Otsego County

OTSEGO COUNTY, N.Y. -   Four Otsego County residents were arrested for marijuana offenses following a two month narcotics investigation that was conducted by the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation (CID) and the Drug Enforcement (DEA), Albany District Office with assistance from the Oneonta Police Department Detective Bureau and the DEA Northeastern Aviation Resident Office in New Jersey.  In January 2013, the Sheriff’s Office CID received information that Timothy Gregory of Unadilla who had previous federal convictions of conspiring to distribute marijuana was again selling marijuana in Otsego County.   

On February 28th Sheriff’s Office deputies, K-9 units and investigators, DEA special agents, OPD detectives and State University of New York at Oneonta police officers searched a barn and residence belonging to Timothy Gregory at 597 Kilkenny Road in the Town of Unadilla, NY.  Seized during the search was approximately two and a half pounds of processed marijuana valued at $7,500, an electronic digital scale and $520 in U.S. currency. 

Arrested on February 28th were the following people:

Timothy Gregory for criminal possession of marijuana, 2nd for possessing more than one pound of marijuana in his barn.  He was arraigned by Unadilla Judge Stephen H. Judd  posted bail for $1,000 at the Court.  Gregory faces up to two and a half years in state prison if convicted of the possession charge.  He is scheduled to reappear Monday, March 11.

Deborah Gregory and Tracy Nichols for possessing small quantities of marijuana on their person during the investigation.  They were both issued appearance tickets at the scene returnable in the Unadilla Town Court on March 18th.  They face up to 15 days in the Otsego County Jail on the possession charge. 

Arrested on March 4th were the following people:

Alexander Zienkker for criminal possession of marijuana, 2nd for possessing more than one pound of marijuana at his (597 Kilkenny Rd).  He was arraigned by Unadilla Judge Stephen H. Judd posted $1,000 bail at the Court.  Zienkker faces up to two and a half years in state prison if convicted of the possession charge.  He is scheduled to appear next Monday evening in the Town Court.

Timothy Gregory for two counts of criminal sale of marijuana in the third degree for selling more than 25 grams of marijuana to another person in the Town of Unadilla in January and February 2012. He was arraigned by Unadilla Judge Judd and released to reappear Monday, March 11th.  Gregory faces an additional one and a half years in prison on each sales charge if convicted.

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